Exit 111 music festival

Rock and Roll is coming to Manchester in the form of a 3-day music festival, called Exit 111. Though not many details are available, festival organizers promise the best of the best musicians, motocross demos, a car show and more. The event runs from Oct. 11-13.

Manchester, are you ready to rock? A new three-day rock festival is coming this fall to Great Stage Park, also known as a the Bonnaroo Farm.

The Exit 111 festival, named for the I-24 exit used to access the property, will be held Oct. 11-13.

The festival’s website promises “Rock N’ Roll’s best of the best of will grace 3 stages over the span of 3 days.”

Although there’s no official word on a lineup yet, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top listed the festival as a stop on their 50th anniversary tour. According to the band’s website, the bearded Texas rockers will take the stage in Manchester on Saturday, Oct. 12.

 “We’re working with C3 Presents and AC Entertainment on the inaugural Exit 111 Festival set to debut Oct. 11-13 at the Great Stage Park,” said Marcee Rondan, spokesperson for the organizers. “The massive footprint of the festival…will be transformed into a rock and roll playground offering camping and a variety of activities tailored specifically to concert-goers with a lineup that will celebrate various genres of rock.”

The festival will feature bands performing on three separate stages. Organizers promise visitors a three-day party with an “insane” rock lineup, motocross demos, a car show and a “mega sports bar.”

Those who like to camp will be given the option as well. Camping options range from standard to enhanced. Details on what will be available will be released closer to the event.

There will be several options for purchasing tickets: a three-day general admission ticket will provide admittance to all musical performances and to access to a variety of non-music experiences; the VIP admission is a three-day package that bundles musical and non-musical acts and viewing platforms; the platinum admission ticket will provide the same as VIP tickets and lounge access.

Information on ticket prices and when they will go on sale will be released closer to the event. Fans can sign up for updates on the festival’s website, www.exit111festival.com.

A lucky fan will also win the first pair if VIP tickets ever released. Sign up to win by going to www.exit111festival.com/win/first-ever-sweeps.

Representatives of C3 Presents and AC Entertainment are looking forward to offering new experiences to music lovers.

 “We are excited that Exit 111 is calling Great Stage Park home and we look for it to build on that legacy,” according to a statement from C3 Presents and AC Entertainment.


Elena Cawley can be reached by email at ecawley@tullahomanews.com

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